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What have been the early effects of UK-EU trade deal?

8 Jan 2021

Andy Coyne examines the impact of new post-Brexit trading rules agreed by the UK and the EU, which came into force on 1 January.

UK cheesemaker Wyke Farms targets European growth with Westland agreement

15 Apr 2020

Wyke Farms, the UK independent cheese producer, has inked a deal aimed at increasing its distribution in Europe.

UK's Wyke Farms prepares for post-Brexit trade after getting nod on dairy plans

28 Jan 2019

UK cheese maker Wyke Farms has announced plans for its Somerset dairy as part of a five-year growth programme.

FrieslandCampina takes over US-based cheese importer Jana Foods

4 Dec 2018

FrieslandCampina has announced the acquisition of a US-based importer and distributor of Dutch cheese products.

UK cheese maker Wyke Farms eyes more mature export business - interview

8 Feb 2018

Wyke Farms, the UK-based cheese supplier, is trying to navigate a tough domestic market while building a more focused export operation amid a volatile dairy sector and with Brexit on the horizon. For all that, managing director Richard Clothier, while cognisant of the challenges, sees opportunity. Dean Best caught up with Clothier to find out more about his plans for growth.

Wyke Farms and OMSCo create new organic dairy business

27 Nov 2017

Wyke Farms, the UK's largest independent cheesemaker, has joined forces with the country's largest organic milk producer, The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), to form The British Organic Dairy Company.

Wyke Farms, OMSCo eye global growth in organic cheese

4 Jul 2017

UK dairy group Wyke Farms and organic milk producer The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) are extending their partnership for the production of organic cheese in a bid to boost global sales.

Wyke Farms MD Richard Clothier calls for "new dawn" in dairy trade relations

17 Nov 2016

The boss of UK cheese maker Wyke Farms has called for a "new dawn" in trading relationships between dairy farmers, processors and retailers in the country after a period of turbulent milk prices.

Wyke Farms aims to quadruple international sales 

5 Nov 2015

UK cheddar maker Wyke Farms hopes to quadruple the size of its international business over the next four years. For a premium company with some significant long-term ambitions, growing overseas is an increasingly important strategy as Wyke grapples with a highly price-sensitive UK market. Katy Askew speaks to Wyke MD Richard Clothier. 

UK: Wyke "disappointed" Morrisons de-listing meeting cancelled

29 Aug 2012

Wyke Farms has said it is "disappointed" that Morrisons has cancelled its meeting to discuss a de-listing by the UK retailer of its cheddar range.

Comment: Wyke Facebook campaign suggests new supplier tactic

16 Aug 2012

The decision by Wyke Farms to launch a Facebook campaign to get its cheddar re-listed at Morrisons could signal a new tactic from suppliers in getting their voices heard.

UPDATE: Bad weather, price pressure put UK milk supply in jeopardy - Wyke

19 Jul 2012

The UK could be facing a milk shortage in the next six months if processors and retailers fail to support dairy farmers facing the "double whammy" of price pressure and failing feed crops, Wyke Farms managing director Richard Clothier has warned.

UK: Wyke Farms eyes US growth

27 Jul 2011

UK independent dairy firm Wyke Farms has said that it is hoping to secure a more permanent listing with Wal-Mart Stores in the US this year.

UK: Wyke bullish despite possible job cuts

1 Dec 2009

UK cheese-maker Wyke Farms has insisted its namesake brand is going from "strength to strength" as the business trims distribution and head office jobs.

IFE LIVE: Wyke looks to drive growth

17 Mar 2009

UK cheese maker Wyke Farms is looking to drive growth at home and overseas by investing in innovation and brand building.

Just the Answer - Richard Clothier, Wyke Farms

27 May 2008

Wyke Farms, the independent UK dairy firm, has carved a place among the country's largest cheese makers and is now looking to expand internationally. In this month's Just the Answer, Dean Best spoke to managing director Richard Clothier about how Wyke has grown at home and its ambitions abroad.

UK/US: Cheese maker Wyke set for US entry

12 May 2008

Wyke Farms, the UK cheese maker, is set to sell its cheddar in the US after signing a deal with a local distributor.

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